Sunday, May 17, 2009

Imitation is the sincerest form of flatter

Yadda, yadda, and all of that but how are they ever going to come up with the Saudi version of Paula Abul? Ha'aretz:

"I accept Allah as my God, His religion as my religion, and His Messenger as my Messenger," he intones, as the audience, divided into men's and women's sections, claps along with the rhythm.

The singer is a contestant on a new Islamic version of American Idol, launched to find and promote talent for the Arab world's first Islamic pop music video channel.
At long last I will something in common with every other middle aged parent in the Arab middle east - loathing every time the show comes on the television.

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